Sunday, January 10, 2021



Last week, when I invited people to share something they are grateful for I had no idea what type of responses I would receive. Almost 200 people e-mailed me with stories of things they are grateful for. There were stories of hardship and sad events to overcome, but people also shared overwhelming gratitude for their health, friends and family with hope for the future. Some e-mails made me cry, some made me laugh, but each touched my heart. This was one of the most powerful things I have ever done, and I thank you so much for sharing your stories with me. I will be responding to each e-mail I received.

Trying to choose one winner is impossible and I truly wish I could send you each a print. Instead of giving just one away I ordered four more, so there will be five people receiving prints. I will be e-mailing the winners individually.

Also wanted to let you know that sign ups are now available for the February session of my online Flower Portraits class at Gather Academy. Registration for the February Sequel class will open soon.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I thank you for your friendship and support over the years. Let’s make 2021 a year to remember. Stay healthy and grateful.



Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!

                           Happy New Year!

I have so much to tell you! 2020 was a rough year for all of us, I hope things greatly improve in 2021 and that I will be able to start teaching in person again. In the meantime, I will still be teaching online classes throughout the year. My February class at the Santa Fe Workshops is full, but a few spaces remain in the March session.

 I will also be back to teaching my classes at Gather Academy beginning February 1st. The school has moved to a new format which is easier to navigate and absolutely beautiful. I am really excited about the changes. Sign ups for my February 1st Flower Portraits class will begin this week. 

If you need something to keep you inspired to create photos in this new year, check out Gather Academy's 365 Community Project, I have joined and am finding inspiration every day!

I am also planning to make a monthly Photography Tip video, sharing new techniques and images and the stories behind some new photos. I will share them on my Facebook page and Blog.

Lensbaby has been releasing the instructional video I made for them the at Swan Island Dahlias in 2019 as individual lens section videos, here are the YouTube links:

Session 1: The Velvets

Session 2: Twist 60

Session 3: Sweet 50

My birthday is this week, and I have two ways for you to celebrate with me!  The first is a print give away! I will be giving away an 11x14 canvas print of this image:

To enter, just e-mail me and share something that you are grateful for. 2020 has left us all stressed, but I truly believe there is always something to be thankful for. I’ll announce a winner on January 10th.

I also want to celebrate by offering you a 50% off discount code on everything in my Texture Store. You can use the code “birthday” until midnight, January 7th.

Take care, stay healthy!